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I tried Dropshotting yesterday and caught 8 fish. 5 Dink Bass and 3 Big Bluegill. I know Dropshotting is a finesse techinique,I had a decent one on yesterday but I lost it,because I think the hook was too small. I was using a Gammy Dropshot/Splitshot hook.

Is there a such thing as using bigger baits and bigger hooks when dropshotting? The bait I was using was a Berkley 3" power pulse worm,and I swear if i didnt know it was artificial I would think I was looking at a live minnow when I was moving it in the water. Nice action.Where can I find bigger baits and hooks geared specifically towards dropshotting?

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you can use bigger hooks and baits if you want.dropshotting is a finess technique when the bite is tough,designed to be used with lite line and downsized baits but can be used w/ conventional tackle and luresdepending where your using it.it is being used more and more in shallow water situations, in grass, where 6# line isnt feasible.i sometimes use a #1 gammy bait hook w/ 12#line and a 6'' trickworm and a 3-8 weight in shallow grass.

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You are only limited by your own imagination. I drop shot at times but I don't usually do it to finesse (although sometimes I do) I do it because I want a bait at a specific height and to keep it in place but with action. I have no issues drop shotting with 15# line, 1/2 oz weight and 2/0 worm hooks when I need to.

The drop shot began as a finesse technique but then again, so did swimbaits!! ;)

Don't restrict your thinking...

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Most of the lakes I dropshot in have a lot of larger fish so I rarely use small baits and less than eight pound line. A trickworm is about as small as I go in most cases.

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wheezo

....from webster's dictionary: finesse is "to bring about or manage by adroit (skillfull) maneuvering". In fishing refers to small, delicate lures presented slowly with the idea of really immitating a natural bait, usually worms. JMHO

Ronnie

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I tried Dropshotting yesterday and caught 8 fish. 5 Dink Bass and 3 Big Bluegill. I know Dropshotting is a finesse techinique,I had a decent one on yesterday but I lost it,because I think the hook was too small. I was using a Gammy Dropshot/Splitshot hook.

Is there a such thing as using bigger baits and bigger hooks when dropshotting? The bait I was using was a Berkley 3" power pulse worm,and I swear if i didnt know it was artificial I would think I was looking at a live minnow when I was moving it in the water. Nice action.Where can I find bigger baits and hooks geared specifically towards dropshotting?

Is there a such thing as using bigger baits and bigger hooks when dropshotting?

Yes, as previously said, adjust your tackle to match the size of fish, water conditions etc.. I regularly drop shot in water that has big fish, I just bump up my line size, hook size, bait size. Apply the technique to what best suits how and where your fising.

My second largest tournament stringer came in stained water, 12 lb test, size 2 hook, 6" senko rigged wacky on a gammy drop shot hook.

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You can actually cast over a steep bank with a drop shot rig and reel it in slowly, slightly twitching the rod.  It kinda gives the presentation of a C-rig except the bait doesn't hit the bottom.  It has worked for me where there are steep, rocky ledges.  The great thing is, you almost never get snagged be cause if you feel a snag, you just back off it and the sinker will fall and unsnag you.

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